Filming
Nepal is mostly popular for trekking, mountaineering and other tourism activities as Nepal is the homeland of Lord Buddha and the only country that has eight of the fourteen eight thousand meter peaks. Nepal is not only beautiful with its snowy mountains, rivers, flora and fauna, historic temples and stupas but equally exotic with its people with diversity in language, religion, culture and tradition. In fact Nepal offers the most variety of tourism activities and wide diversity in geographical locations, culture, natural resources and people.
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Nepal offers the most spectacular locations for filming.  Jungles, rivers, fields, ancient buildings, historical monuments and the majestic mountains, including Mt. Everest are all the possible locations for filming in Nepal.  Besides those natural outdoor locations, we have some indoor studios to meet your requirements for indoor shooting.
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Those amazing landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna and mystical cultural heritage of Nepal have been attracting good number of tourists as well as film crews from around the world.  Many film crews come to Nepal every year for making documentaries, TV series, commercials and feature films.  All those film makers and the production companies that are looking a location that offers varieties of stories that includes culture, ethnicity, different face and races of people, adventure and landscapes has chosen Nepal as their filming location.  Oscar nominated Film like Caravan and world acclaimed films like Imax Everest and The Little Buddha were all filmed in Nepal.

Licenses and Permits for Fliming in Nepal

 

A general permit is required to film in Nepal. Permission is granted by the Ministry of Information and Communication. They will require you to complete an application form in accordance with the Film (Production, Exhibition & Distribution) Rules, 2026 B.E.

The following information will be required to complete this application:

·         Applicant’s full name, nationality, home address, Passport No. issuing office & date and temporary address in Nepal.

·         If the Applicant is organization or company; its name, registration no, date and office address is required.

·         Information regarding the proposed film’s name (title), type (genre), Language and technology (format) should be included.

·         A full list of all technicians and artists visiting Nepal including their full names, nationalities, professional status, copy of passport and temporary addresses in Nepal. On the part of Nepali artistes and technicians, quote the number required.

·         Name of storywriter and if the story was published, the publisher’s name. Also the song writer (lyricist’s) name is required.

·         Consent letter from story and song writers or his/her heir.

·         Synopsis of the story or storyboard.

·         Specify whether the name of the film coincides with any film already produced or proposed.

·         State approximate cost of the film, aim of film production, and any other relevant matters.

·         A complete list of all filmmaking equipment being temporarily imported into Nepal, along with list of row stock / tapes etc.

·         Type of proposed film (Feature, Newsreel, Documentary or TV. production, etc.)

·         A list of the locations you wish to film in Nepal.

·         Proposed date of commencement of filming and duration.

·         Full details of the sequences to be photographed in Nepal.

 

Procedures for the licensing following documents are necessary:

·         Application form as prescribed by the rules affixing Nepalese postal stamp amounting of NRS. 50. 00

·         Synopsis of the filming story.

·         Crewmembers with bio-data.

·         Equipment list with values for custom clearance.

·         Daily Program (Itinerary)

·         Consent letter of concerned organization

 

License to produce feature films shall remain valid for three years. As regards other films the license shall remain valid for one year.

A Liaison Officer shall be deputed by the Ministry of Communications. The concerned party (film producer) shall provide the Liaison Officer with local transport, ground or air transport and board etc. When shooting is conducted in locations where night accommodation is required the producer shall provide the Liaison Officer with first class accommodation, full board, clothes and equipment (non-refundable) in mountainous areas when necessary. The film producer will pay the Liaison Officer remuneration as per rules of the ministry.

The Liaison Officer is empowered to prohibit the shooting of any sequence of the film which, in his judgment, is not in the interest of the public good. Films damaging national prestige, culture, tradition or religious values and sensibility or those presenting scenery of the notified areas by Nepal government cannot be made or produced. The presence of the Liaison Officer is compulsory at all times of shooting.